Humanists of North Alabama News! 2018-10-19

Humanists of North Alabama News! 2018-10-19

“The only way we’ll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba — yes Cuba too.”  ― Malcolm X

Upcoming chapter events:

Sunday, October 21: 2:00-3:30 pm:

Monthly Discussion meeting – we are meeting at the Huntsville Public Library on Monroe Street in Huntsville, in room A/B (to the right of the lobby).

We begin with introductions and announcements, reading, an update on our participation with Alabama Arise, then our topic. See Facebook and Meetup for updates to topic information. The discussion is from 2:00 to 3:15 pm.

Update on Business Meeting from 3:20 to 3:30: Updates on becoming a formal organization.

Heads up: November’s meeting will be Nov. 18th at the Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Cove Plaza SE, Huntsville, 35803. There will be no December meeting.

 

Monday, October 22: 6:00-7:30pm:

Philosophy Café. Open discussion on philosophical topics continues on the fourth Monday of each month. This month we are meeting at KEEGAN’S OF HUNTSVILLE, 200 West Side Square, Suite 60, Huntsville, AL 35801. An assortment of salads, sandwiches, Irish inspired fare, and beverages are available for purchase (and to lubricate discussion). http://www.keeganshuntsville.com/ New faces are always welcome.

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”

― James Bovard, Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty

Sunday, December 9: 2:00-4:00 pm:

Non-Fiction Readers Book Discussion Group. No meeting in November!  Usually meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month. New discussion participants always welcomed!  Please join us at the Huntsville Public Library on Monroe Street in Huntsville, room A/B (to the right of the lobby). The December meeting is a discussion of whatever you are reading, including fiction.

 

Community EVENTS:

Thursday, November 1 at 6 pm: From Alabama Arise
Free Legislative Advocacy Training in Huntsville

Arise members believe that a better future for our state begins with everyday Alabamians joining together to speak up for change. That’s why Arise will host a legislative advocacy training on Thursday, November 1st.

The training will educate participants about key issues facing Alabama and offer practical advice on how to communicate more effectively with elected officials.

Please join us for the legislative training on Thursday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville (3921 Broadmor Road NW).

If you have questions, contact Debbie Smith at debbie@alarise.org.

Thank you for your support. Together, we can build a better Alabama for ALL!

Monday, November 12: Loosen the Bible Belt Comedy Tour: A Tour for Humanity #4. With Kristen Becker & Jay Bakker at Golden Ape CrossFit, 451 McEntire Ln SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603  Doors 7 PM | Show 8 PM | Pre $10 | DOS $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/1889101258064552/

Other Information:

The Humanists of North Alabama discussion group as a closed FaceBook group to talk about Humanism in Alabama. Let us know if you’d like an invite.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/876732872431530/

 

Our events can be found

  • on our Meetup group:

http://www.meetup.com/Humanists-of-North-Alabama-Meetup/

 

If you received this email from a friend and want to be added to the distribution list, send an email to us at our new organization email list: humanistsofnal@gmail.com.

Suggestions for events, meeting venues, topics are always welcome!

Humanists of North Alabama is an official Chapter of the American Humanist Association.  Membership in the AHA is strongly encouraged!

Louise Hardin
256-683-8026

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” ― Isaac Asimov

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